Nov 9, 2013

The Croods: Possessive ('s)

I simply love this family, The Croods. The movie is awesome and it is wonderful to talk about family. I used their family tree to practice the use of possessives ('s).

I. Work in pairs:

1. Talk about your family. What do they do and how old are they?

2. Do you have pictures of your family in your cell phone? Show them to a partner and tell him/her where they are and what they are doing there.

3. Who are you closest to in your family? Justify your answer.

4. What would you change in your family?

II. Watch the movie segment and complete the blanks with the name of the characters.


Ex: Gran is Ugga's mother . 

1. __________________ is Grug's mother-in-law.

2. ________________ is Eeep's brother. 

3. _________________ is Sandy's sister.

4. __________________ is the family's pet. 

5. __________________ is Sandy's brother.

6. __________________ is Ugga's son.

7. __________________ is Ugga's husband

8. __________________ is Grug's wife.

9. __________________ is Gran's granddaughter.

10. __________________ is Eep's grandmother.

III. Complete the blanks with the name of the correct character and ('s).

1. Ugga is ______________________ mother.

2. Grug is ______________________ son-in-law.

3. Hunk is _____________________ grandson.

4. Eep is ______________________ daughter.

5. Grug is ______________________ father.

Answer key:


1. Gran
 2. Hunk
3. Eep
4. Belt
5. Hunk
6. Hunk
7. Grug
8. Ugga
9. Sandy
10. Gran


1. Hunk's / Eep's / Sandy's
2. Gran's
3. Gran's
4. Ugga's
5. Hunk's / Eep's / Sandy's


Linda Cortez said...

Hi, there! Too bad, i've just taught possessives before I saw this post. :( I've seen Croods and it's a nice film. I've bookmarked this to use for my future classes. Thanks for the post!

Sona Singh said...

Hey this is really very innovative way. Really awesome thanks...

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Linda and Sona. I really like the movie and my students loved the activity. Thanks for your words.


Thanx for your work~!

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Mercedes. Greetings to Argentina!

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sissy said...

Your activities are great!

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Sissy. Great to hear that.